Brisbane and Noosa

We left Keddie with its makers for a few days to get a service and a bit of a spruce-up to sell 😦   Yes in a couple of weeks our trip will be over and we will be adjusting to “normal” life again.    While there we took some time to look around Brisbane and head up to Noosa for a couple of nights in the space and comfort of a serviced apartment.

Brisbane
The Brisbane CBD with its eponymous river.  Each time I visit there seems to be a new 60+ storey skyscraper.  S
christmas fig
Christmas decorations in the Brisbane CBD Botanic Gardens.

Some lovely old Queenslander style houses in Hawthorne, an inner eastern suburb of Brisbane.

botanic garden bats
Bat statues in a fig tree in the Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens about 5km west of Brisbane CBD.  In Sydney they sometimes play loud music to discourage bats from roosting in particular trees.  In Brisbane, it seems just having statues of bats playing music is enough.
giant water dragon
It was interesting to see this water dragon looking quite comfortable at the feet of this giant statue.  Or maybe it felt protected from bird attacks.  

We also did some city bird watching.  No new species, but got some nice photos of this channel-billed cuckoo and an Australasian grebe.

noosa cruise
On a cruise on the Noosa River.  We were still just north of all the fires, so we still had a nice blue sky.  This was about to change.

Some birds in Noosa: bar-tailed godwit and scaly breasted lorikeet.

bored husband
Noosa Marina offers several eating options as well as shops selling collectibles – things you buy on holiday then wonder why.   They seem to have a bit of a sense of humour about the shopping appeal too.   Ironically it was me that walked away with a purchase in the end: a new hat.  S

4 thoughts on “Brisbane and Noosa

  1. Hi there, One amazing year of memories. Will miss your blogs. Love Glenda

    On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 1:07 PM Maddy and Steve Norman’s gap year wrote:

    > nomadicnormans posted: “We left Keddie with its makers for a few days to > get a service and a bit of a spruce-up to sell 😦 Yes in a couple of > weeks our trip will be over and we will be adjusting to “normal” life > again. While there we took some time to look around Brisbane ” >

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    1. Yes we are. In Byron Bay hinterland now parked in the grounds of a wholesale nursery. It is like camping in a botanic garden. Beautiful! Will hang out here for as long as we can and then do 2 big days to get south. See you soon. M

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